The Pharmacological Sciences Training Program

The Pharmacological Sciences Training Program (PSTP) is an interdisciplinary training program administered in the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology that provides an integrated training experience in Pharmacology for students in the biomedical sciences. The Program recruits students from all biomedical science departments who are interested in broadening their training through instruction in Pharmacology and related disciplines. The program provides funds for stipend, tuition and fees for 2 years of graduate training and supports travel to national meetings during the period of support. Pharmacology provides a strong foundation for future employment both in academia and in industry, and our graduates tell us that the instruction in this basic discipline proved to be one of the most useful components of the PhD training at Duke University.

Admission

Students in any of the participating basic science departments (Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Neurobiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology) can request admission to the training program from the time they apply to Duke through the end of the second year. The only requirements of the program are that the student conduct thesis work related to Pharmacology and take the required program courses. If the student's mentor is not a member of the PSTP, the mentor should apply to join by submitting a CV and membership request. The requirement of the mentor is that his or her research is relevant to Pharmacology and that they commit to supporting the student for the non-PSTP funded years of graduate study.

The PSTP actively seeks applications from historically underrepresented minorities.

Minority Recruitment / Disability Services

The Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology is committed to increasing the involvement of under-represented minorities in graduate education. Financial aid is available for qualified minority applicants through a variety of funding mechanisms. For more information, please visit the Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity’s website at http://www.medschool.duke.edu/phd-programs/diversity.

The Duke Graduate Program in Molecular Cancer Biology is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, as well as applicable state regulations and federal and state privacy laws. If you believe you may need and qualify for reasonable accommodations, please visit Duke's Disability Management System (DMS) at http://www.access.duke.edu for detailed information and procedures. The knowledgeable staff at DMS serve Duke's undergraduate, graduate and professional students, trainees, employees, and faculty, as well as the public, in support of Duke University and Duke University Health System efforts to ensure an accessible, hospitable working and learning environment for people with disabilities. Through DMS, Duke ensures consistent processes for requesting accommodations, evaluating needs, and determining appropriate response, and the DMS serves as a clearinghouse for disability-related information, procedures and services available at Duke, in Durham, and in North Carolina.

Courses

For a list of PSTP program and course requirements, please refer to the PSTP Requirements Document. 

Participating Faculty

Faculty participating in the Pharmacological Sciences Training Program have their primary appointments in a wide variety of departments within the biological sciences at Duke thus providing students with diverse research opportunities within the Pharmacology discipline. Below is an alphabetical list of the faculty of the PSTP with links to their web page within their primary department.

Alvarez, James Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Arshavsky, Vadim Ph.D. - Ophthalmology
Blobe, Gerry M.D., Ph.D.- Medicine
Boyce, Michael Ph.D. - Biochemistry
Caron, Marc Ph.D. - Cell Biology
Chilkoti, Ashutosh Ph.D. - Biomedical Engineering
Counter, Christopher Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Derbyshire, Emily Ph.D. - Chemistry
Devi, Gayathri Ph.D. – Surgery
Fox, Donald Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Franz, Katherine Ph.D. - Chemistry
Goetz, Sarah Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Hargrove, Amanda Ph.D. - Chemistry
Haystead, Timothy Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Hirschey, Matthew Ph.D. - Medicine
Hong, Jiyong Ph.D. - Chemistry
Kastan, Michael Ph.D. – Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Kontos, Christopher M.D. - Medicine
Kuhn, Cynthia Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Kwatra, Madan Ph.D. - Anesthesiology
Lefkowitz, Robert M.D. - Medicine
Levin, Ed Ph.D. - Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Lew, Daniel Ph.D. - Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Locasale, Jason Ph.D. – Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
MacAlpine, David Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Malcolmson, Steven Ph.D. - Chemistry
McCafferty, Dewey Ph.D. - Chemistry
McDonnell, Donald Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
McNamara, James M.D. - Neurobiology
Meyer, Joel Ph.D. - Environment Toxicology
Newgard, Christopher Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Patz, Ned M.D. - Radiology
Pendergast, Ann Marie Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Roizen, Jennifer Ph.D. - Chemistry
Schwartz-Bloom, Rochelle Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Slotkin, Theodore Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Thiele, Dennis Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Wang, Qiu Ph.D. – Chemistry
Wang, Xiao Fan Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
West, Anne M.D. Ph.D. - Neurobiology
Widenhoefer, Ross Ph.D. - Chemistry
Wood, Kris Ph.D. – Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Yao, Tso-Pang Ph.D. - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Yuan, Fan Ph.D. - Biomedical Engineering


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